What Worked for Me in 2016

I love that January is a time of reflection. I'm sharing a few things that worked for me in 2016, like my favorite podcasts, apps, and other good things!

Happy New Year! I love that January is a time of reflection and plans. It’s both an ending and a beginning and is so full of possibilities it feels like any dream could come true. I really like this annual post from Modern Mrs. Darcy, so today I’m stealing a page out of her book […]

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Merry Vlogmas!

Merry Christmas Eve! Settle in with a mug of hot chocolate, and relax with these special Vlogmas videos...

Merry Christmas Eve! Settle in with a mug of hot chocolate, and relax with these special Vlogmas videos… From Christmas traditions to books I’ve read this year, you can see the full list of videos here. This blog uses affiliate and referral links. Clicking a link costs you nothing, but the small commission from your […]

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A Year of Subscription Boxes

Is there anything better than a package of fun things arriving in your mailbox? No, especially when there are so many awesome subscription boxes. From books to beauty to style, there really is a subscription for everybody. This year I tried a bunch of different services, and there still so many I want to try! […]

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How to Beat the Polar Vortex and Hygge This Winter

Don't let winter get you down. Embrace the Danish term hygge and learn how to make the cold weather months comfy, cozy, and full of fun!

Winter is coming. This fact shouldn’t surprise you because it is nearly the middle of December. Weathermen and women have casually started throwing around terms like polar vortex and snowpocalypse, and you wonder why these terms didn’t exist when you were in school. All you ever got was the occasional snow day, which isn’t nearly […]

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Life Lately: Real Neat Blog Award

Life lately... this slouchy hat is one of my recent crochet projects.

Watching: Moana and Doctor Strange. The first is a sweet movie with a good soundtrack. The second is, well, strange, but it does have Benedict Cumberbatch! Also, I’m watching way too many Hallmark Christmas movies. Listening to: This mix of classic Jane Austen soundtracks. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on any Jane Austen fan’s face. Reading: A […]

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How to Host Your First Thanksgiving

A users guide to hosting your first family Thanksgiving created for the clueless, the lazy, and the uninitiated. Follow directions at your own risk.

Happy Thanksgiving week! I hope this short story puts a smile on your face as you juggle family gatherings, Black Friday sales, and the start of the holiday season… How to Host Your First Thanksgiving: A users guide to hosting your first family Thanksgiving created for the clueless, the lazy, and the uninitiated. Follow instructions at your […]

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Unplug: Thoughts on Slowing Down

A few thoughts on slowing down and unplugging from the rabbit hole known as the Internet.

It should be so easy to slow down, to step away from the computer, to put away my phone. With the holidays approaching, I want to spend more time in the real world and less time online. Yet, my phone and my computer constantly call to me, singing a siren song that is hard to […]

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